Posts Categorized: Adolescent Medicine

Talking to your Teen about Intimate Partner Violence

By Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, Chief, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Associate Professor in Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine As video footage and news reports of football players assaulting their female partners and children has prompted a national conversation about intimate partner violence (IPV), the role… Read more »

Energy on the Rise – Caffeine Intake in Children and Adolescents

By Jessica Lieb, RD, LDN, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Sleek colorful cans. Celebrity endorsements. And promises to “Give you Wiiings,” “Party like a Rockstar,” “Unleash the Beast,” “Elevate your Performance,” and “Go Fast.” Or how about a nice warm espresso macchiato while studying for finals or an iced caffé mocha on a hot… Read more »

Bullying Prevention – What All Of Us Can Do!

By Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Last week, I had the privilege of joining an assembly with Penn Trafford Middle Schools as part of 100.7 Star’s “Shine a Light on Bullying” campaign, sponsored by UPMC.  Along with Bubba from the morning talk show, Bubba’s two… Read more »

Coping With Your Teen During a New School Year

 By Ana Radovic, MD, MSc, Fellow, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC School is back in session. For many parents of adolescents, the back to school transition can be hard. How can you help your teen prepare so he or she is ready for the exciting opportunities ahead? Along with growth… Read more »

Helping Girls Become Strong Women: Being Healthy and Feeling Great

By: Dana Rofey, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Psychology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and Anne Marie Kuchera, LPC, RD, licensed practitioner of counseling and registered dietitian at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC This week is not only Women’s Health Week, but also the time of year… Read more »